20 Apr '12, 6pm

Silver Spring Launches Smart Grid Pilot in Brazil: Flagship smart grid startup Silver Spring Networks has j...

Silver Spring Launches Smart Grid Pilot in Brazil: Flagship smart grid startup Silver Spring Networks has j...

Flagship smart grid startup Silver Spring Networks has just landed a toehold in the future 65-million smart meter market of Brazil, launching a 1,000-home pilot project with partner AES Eletropaulo in the country’s business capital of Sao Paolo. Consider it an opening shot in a competition of smart grid giants over Brazil’s massive potential smart grid market. Silver Spring is going to have to scrap against the giants in the space. Landis+Gyr (now Toshiba), Itron, Aclara, Echelon, Elster, Trilliant and General Electric all have some kind of smart metering partnerships going on in Brazil. Partners are important in Brazil, since the government has ruled all of the the 65 million smart meters to be deployed by decade’s end must be built inside its borders. Silver Spring’s metering partner is Senergy, part of Brazil’s Nansen Group, one of a handful of powerful contractors to t...

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